#Facebook working on #Truecaller rival

After trying its hand at ephemeral messaging and news reading apps, Facebook is all set to launch a phone dialler and caller ID app, called ‘Phone’ for Android users.

According to a new report by Android Police, several users have spotted a button to try and install an app named ‘Phone’ inside the Facebook Android app. The button says that the app shows information about who’s calling and automatically blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers.

The button was meant for Facebook employees using a test build as it’s labeled ‘FB-ONLY’ but it looks like the server-side element made its way to a wider set of users in error. The button returns a “no page found” error as the app install file is most likely located on Facebook’s internal servers.



The app would rival the likes of Truecaller which offers a caller ID, reverse-lookup feature and also has a phone dialler app. Facebook already has a database of its users’ phone numbers so it won’t be difficult to collate the information.


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